Deschutes Armory XPA (Extra Pale Ale)



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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Its fitting this experimental pale ale was the first beer brewed at our Portland Pub. This XPA gets its bitter twist from Nugget, and Northern Brewer hops, then delivers a pronounced citrus kick from Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. Consider this your next hop obsession.

Malt: Crystal
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial
192 Calories

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1820) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2017
Pours a slightly tinted copper, aroma is very resinous, sappy, citrus... Traces of honey. Zesty pepper on the tongue, orange and grapefruit but a nice maltiness lurks towards the back, caramel, some ripe apple. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ronritter (598) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2017
12oz bottle cloudy orange pour frothy white head big citrus nose taste is sweet citrus with a small bitter pine finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2493) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 12, 2017
Draft at the brewery. Pale copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of sweet orange peel, fairly sweet pale malt, mild pine resin, and a bit of toffee. More sweet pale malt on the palate, along with notes of earthy citrus and iron-like well water. Slightly sticky on the palate with moderate bitterness. Very malty for a supposedly hop-focused beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (2007) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 3, 2017
As expected souped up PA with rich malts and old school-like IPA minerals and hops. Some toffee and sweetness late. The ultimate comfort beer maybe.........impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2383) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2017
Hazy amber pour with a thinnish, creamy white head. Aroma is citrus, then toast, caramel, cooked citrus, perfumey and fruity floral notes. Flavor is citrus, toast, melon, caramel, burnt sugar, toasted grain. Light to medium body, dry feel, light to medium carbonation. Pretty good, nothing really stands out, but its fairly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (9157) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle at Jims Burger, Bangkok. Poured a very slightly hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is malt, citrus metallic hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a fresh crisp, citrusy, woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (939) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle pour. Appearance is cloudy light brown with noticeable floating sediment, minimal sparkle, finger-width off-white foamy head with poor retention and light leggy lacing. Aroma is herbal, musty hops over bready malt base. Taste is strong scallions and herbs over bready malts. Palate is medium bodied with thick, foamy texture, average carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, I give it credit for being different as the herbal nature is not where most APAs go, but its not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hop_Hedonist (570) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2017
Tap at Tap Singapore - very interesting beer - very very floral nose and taste almost camomile-like - lovely bitter finish makes me salivate - kinda out there so thats good right?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brkr521 (7) - - FEB 23, 2017 does not count
amber/gold body with white head. Aroma caramel and hops. Initial taste caramel and citrus fruit. Finishes with a mellow hops flavor that lingers for a few seconds. Very drinkable. Highly enjoyable on a warm day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (697) - HONG KONG - FEB 22, 2017
Clear brown pour with thin creamy white head. Smells of spicy crystal malt, plastic, lightly grassy hop, lime leaves, thyme, faint bready sweetness. Tastes of lightly sweet malt, medium resin bitterness. Body is bitter, slick, a bit watery. Very enjoyable pale ale.

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